How to block or ban someone on Twitch
To block or ban someone on Twitch you need to follow these steps, from your Twitch account on your mobile or computer:
- Log into your account or log into Twitch and find the users you want to block from your Twitch profile.
- In the user's Twitch profile, in the menu icon, that is the three vertical points, so that you get some options.
- In these options, press or select Block to (username), so that from that moment that person is blocked and won't bother you anymore.
If you want to see the list of people you've blocked on Twitch, you can see it reflected in the "Privacy section of the Security Settings page" in your Twitch account. From the Twitch help site, you can find more information on blocking other users.
Block strangers on Twitch
Qualify as strangers, anyone you are not following on Twitch or friends is not a member, not a member of the Twitch team, you have not whispered to them before, nor is they a moderator or editor of your channel.
If you want to avoid harassment from strangers, avoid spam or whispers from strangers, you can from setting or option Block whispers from strangers, avoid this type of incident on Twitch.
What happens to a banned person?
When you block other users on Twitch
As soon as you block a user on Twitch, from now on you will not be able to stay, they will not be able to send you whispers, they will not be able to add you as a friend in the future. Additionally, you will not be able to purchase gift memberships for other users from your channel.
On the other hand, your messages will be filtered in the chats you don't moderate. And mainly, you will remove said user from your friends list and also from your Twitch follower list.
Learn more about bans on Twitch
Bans on Twitch can last from 1 to 30 days or be indefinite, depending on the type of ban received by the user. There are two types of prohibition, the first being a temporary one, or popularly known as a 'strike', which is more like a warning for minor or less serious offenses.
In this type of ban you can only accumulate three strikes plus one, since the strike history is saved in Twitch and when you exceed the limit you have a indefinite suspension. The second type of ban is an indefinite ban, without the right to claim or recover your account.
On the other hand, if you are banned from Twitch, you will not be able to access any services on this platform, including accessing your channel. In the event that a Twitch suspension lasts for 30 days or more, the subscriptions on your channel will not be renewed until the ban ends.
In case you get banned from Twitch and believe it was an arbitrary or unfair action, you can fill out a form from the platform to request suspension, explaining why you believe this action is unfair.
What is prohibited on Twitch?
Blocks and bans come when you violate a Twitch rule, so it's important to mention a few things that can't be done on the platform and thus avoid getting banned:
- MolestieThese include cyberbullying, inciting others to harm themselves, violating the rules imposed by others, sexual harassment, false reporting of an account, inciting harassment, among others.
- Impersonation: Impersonating or impersonating someone or a company is strictly prohibited on Twitch.
- Conduct that Incite hatred or violence: It is strictly prohibited to encourage discrimination, harassment, violence, objectification or denigration towards others or yourself in any way on Twitch.